As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, what better way to spend your evening than relaxing on the patio of one of the many restaurants in the Short North Arts District? With a wide variety of charming patios and floor to ceiling windows, you’ll be sure to find your favorite spot to hang out every day of the week.


Short North Pint House
Featuring the Short North Arts District’s only beer garden, the Short North Pint House is a warm weather destination. Enjoy a relaxed dining experience with a ceiling that retracts to create a beer garden-style patio, perfect for the summer sun to shine through. This relaxing atmosphere will be a patio season favorite.Pint House

The Short North Pint House has something for everyone with a variety of pizza, sandwiches and shareables like short rib nachos, beer battered tenders and fries, and skillet mac & cheese. The Pint House also offers a Saturday and Sunday brunch, great for patio sitting, from 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday Funday from 7:00-10:00pm featuring $3 craft beer, $5 long islands, $5 burger and fries, and $5 skillet mac & cheese.


UnionUnion Cafe
Union Cafe boasts an amazing outdoor patio perfect for enjoying some fresh air and taking in the sights and sounds of the Short North Arts District. Take in the view during Sunday brunch served from 10:00am-2:00pm. Brunch is served buffet style which includes an omelette bar, waffle bar, and build-your-own Bloody Marys. Sunday isn’t the only funday, as the Union Cafe has something to offer every day.


Relax outside and enjoy summer nights under twinkling lights on Bodega’s covered patio. The patio is the perfect spot for High Street people watching and getting some much-needed vitamin D. Bodega offers a wide variety of delicious food including a gourmet PB&J, sea salt and truffle fries, fish ‘n’ chips, and much more. Explore the curated draft list with 47 taps and find your favorite to sip under the sun. 




Arch CityArch City Tavern
Experience wide-open windows and take pride in Columbus at Arch City Tavern, named after the arches which illuminated Columbus as it celebrated the centennial of the creation of the Northwest Territory. The tavern’s interior features a hand-drawn mural and custom-built metal arch styled like those in the neighborhood. There’s no shortage of people watching when you sit near the open windows with a perfect view of High Street.

Serving locally sourced, gourmet food, Arch City Tavern offers a wide variety of food including stone-baked pizzas and hand-crafted burgers. Make Mondays a little more bearable and come to Arch City Tavern for $5 burgers and a great view.  



CondadoCondado Tacos
Looking for the perfect patio to enjoy a margarita? Condado Tacos is the place for you. Explore the colorfully painted outdoor patio and the electric atmosphere while finding your perfect taco with the build-your-own special. Mix and match ingredients to find what’s best for you. Choose from different types of tortillas, protein, cheese, salsa, and queso to get your taco exactly how you like it. The Condado happy hour is the place to be with half off all margaritas, $1 tacos, and a great patio to enjoy.  



MarcellasMarcella’s Ristorante, Pizza & Wine Bar
With authentic Italian and wide-open windows, Marcella’s brings a vibrant atmosphere and Italian flavor to the Short North Arts District, perfect for summer nights. Enjoy great appetizers such as the Tuscan cheese board and stuffed mushrooms, and then select your entree from a variety of pastas, wood-fired pizzas, or signature entrees like the chicken parmesan, salmon el fresco and the beef tenderloin filet. Sit next to the spacious windows that face High Street and take in all the neighborhood has to offer. 


bakersfieldThe vibrant patio at Bakersfield Short North is a great place to savor authentic, street food style, Mexican food made with the freshest, quality ingredients. The eclectic atmosphere, inspired by the rebel sound originating from Bakersfield, California, creates a fun and upbeat feel, perfect for basking in the sunshine out on the patio facing Buttles Avenue or by one of their open-air windows.


hubbardHubbard Grille
Spot the twenty-foot-tall Hubbard Grille sign and you’re in the right place for patio season. With a cozy patio and floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy jalapeno corn bread, canned beer, a smoked gouda burger, and much more. Under the cover of the outside patio, you’ll have it made in the shade while taking in some fresh air.

Make sure to visit during happy hour, Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00pm and receive half off shares, beer, and menu cocktails.  



These are just a few of what the Short North Arts District has to offer during patio season. Make sure to check out these other summer-worthy patios and open-air windows as well:

Beautiful Windows
Le Chocoholique
Nida’s Thai on High
Forno Kitchen and Bar

Outdoor Patios
Basi Italia
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Haiku Poetic Food & Art
Mikey’s Late Night Slice
Northstar Cafe
Spinelli’s Deli
Stack City


– Breanna Williams